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Looking for a restaurant like Bondir, Journeyman, or TW Food.

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culinaryclimber Mar 29, 2012 08:33 PM

If these restaurants were all booked (or closed) on a Friday night, where else might you go?

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    verka Feb 12, 2013 01:05 PM

    What about Lumiere in Newton? A bit out of the way, but the food is excellent and it can be very cozy.

    1. LauraBear Feb 12, 2013 10:14 AM

      I agree with all, but has Salts completely fallen out of favor?

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        justbeingpolite Feb 12, 2013 11:22 AM

        I'd add West Bridge in there. May not have existed when this thread was started and mostly created.

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          valcfield Feb 12, 2013 11:56 AM

          +1, although, ambiance wise, west bridge is a tad more hip/contemporary/industrial than the others listed (well, i suppose journeyman is closer to the westbridge spectrum, but still a bit more darker/natural looking, with the plants and all, if i remember correctly).

      2. Boston_Otter Mar 31, 2012 05:33 AM

        Bergamot or EVOO.

        1. opinionatedchef Mar 30, 2012 01:40 AM

          Hmmm, well this is a little like multiple choice, but if you mean small, farm- to -table driven, and chef/owner, then I'd say:Oleana, Erbaluce, Rendezvous, OYa, Craigie on main. I'd include Strip T's for the menu, but not the environment.

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            shaebones Mar 29, 2012 11:16 PM

            Bergemot or Rendevoux

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              teezeetoo Mar 30, 2012 03:07 PM

              Rendezvous, Bergomet, EVOO, Abigails

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                opinionatedchef Mar 30, 2012 09:56 PM

                yikes. i left out evoo by mistake.

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                  Bob Dobalina Apr 2, 2012 05:32 AM

                  Went for dinner at Abigail's the other night - surprised to see it included with the likes of Rendezvous and Bergamot - seemed much more like Catalyst in terms of styling - i.e., lots of stone, loud loud loud - and the food - at least what we had - seemed pretty ordinary.

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                    Small Plates Apr 2, 2012 07:13 AM

                    Do you think the food at Catalyst is pretty ordinary? I have only eaten there once, but I would characterize it as superior to Abigail's (where we eat every week because it is next to my office, not because it is great) in every way. I have been recommending it lately to friends and co-workers here in Kendall. I am curious about what food you had at Catalyst.

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                      cambridgedoctpr Feb 12, 2013 11:53 AM

                      how about Craigie or Rialto?

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                        Bob Dobalina Feb 13, 2013 12:53 AM

                        Sorry - somehow missed your comment, Small Plates. The reference to Catalyst was only about the setting, not the food.

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